Toyota Cheetahs Named Almost Unchanged Squad For Airlink Pumas


Toyota Cheetahs head coach Hawies Fourie named an almost unchanged squad that will be travelling north to face the Airlink Pumas on Saturday, 19 February at 14:30 in Nelspruit.

“During the last two weeks, we’ve done a lot of preparation. We know we are playing against a really good team in Nelspruit and it’s been a tough place to go to the last few seasons. They suffered a big lost against the Griquas so they’ll be up for it.” Said, Captain Ruan Pienaar.

“We had a good away win against the Bulls and only one injury so we didn’t have to make a lot of changes to the team.” Said, Coach Hawies Fourie.

Daniel Kasende will be starting on right-wing and Rosko Specman moves to left-wing, replacing the injured Enver Brandt.  Marnus van der Merwe and Cohen Jasper is back on the bench.

Players not available:  The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury:  George Cronje (knee), Branden de Kock (knee), Aranos Coetzee (bicep), Rynier Bernardo (shoulder), Cameron Dawson (ankle), Duncan Saal (bicep) and Enver Brandt (groin).

Toyota Cheetahs: 15. Clayton Blommetjies, 14. Daniel Kasende, 13. David Brits, 12. Frans Steyn, 11. Rosko Specman, 10. Siya Masuku, 9. Ruan Pienaar (C), 8. Mihlali Mosi, 7. Andisa Ntsila, 6. Gideon van der Merwe, 5. Victor Sekekete, 4. Aidon Davis, 3. Marne Coetzee, 2. Louis van der Westhuizen, 1. Schalk Ferreira. Replacements: 16. Marnus van der Merwe, 17. Alulutho Tshakweni, 18. Conraad van Vuuren, 19. Sergio Moreira, 20. Jeandre Rudolph, 21. Rewan Kruger, 22. Reinhardt Fortuin, 23. Cohen Jasper.